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Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

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Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Cliff Roberson from Roberson Wine and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business   With a career in wine spanning more than sixty years and still at full throttle Cliff Roberson is a titan in the drinks business. Starting out as a £3 a week assistant at Peter Dominic he has travelled the world developing his knowledge of wine and run several successful wine companies including Buckingham Wine where sales reached 40 million bottles a year and Roberson wine which he is still in charge of. Then, in 2013, fuelled by his sense of adventure,...

Nathalie Vranken - Louis Pommery on Wine Talks British Business

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Nathalie Vranken - Louis Pommery on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Nathalie Vranken - Louis Pommery - on Wine Talks British Business Natalie Vranken, along with her husband Paul Francois,  are responsible for one of the most famous Champagne’s - Champagne Pommery. After completing her degree at the Sorbonne she started her own marketing agency at just 22 and went on to run the Montaigne Committee, an association of luxury stores in Paris which included launching the distinguished “Montaigne Grape Harvests”, a biannual event renowned around the world. Natalie heads the marketing division of the Vranken Pommery Monopole Group which holds the distinction of being the...

Wine Talks British Business with Miles Beale CEO The Wine and Spirit Trade Association

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Wine Talks British Business with Miles Beale CEO The Wine and Spirit Trade Association

  The Wine and Spirit Trade Association represents over 300 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wine and spirits. Miles has overall responsibility for the WSTA business, including organisational strategy, public affairs, member services and public relations.  Miles joined the WSTA in 2012 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where he was Deputy Director for EU and international agriculture policy. He was previously deputy director for European and global issues at the Cabinet Office and spent much of his early career at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Miles has worked across a broad range of public policy, including...

Wine Talks British Business with Tim Triptree MW Christie's International Director of Wine and Spirits

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Wine Talks British Business with Tim Triptree MW Christie's International Director of Wine and Spirits

  Tim Triptree MW is International Director, Wine & Spirits, at Christie’s. Tim’s main role is sale curating, planning and execution of Christie’s wine auctions internationally. Based at Christie’s London, his role includes sourcing wine consignments, inspection and authentication, developing client relations, hosting wine events, master-classes and as a wine ambassador for Christie’s worldwide.  Tim joined Christie’s Wine Department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA Distinction (Wine Business Management). He completed the WSET Diploma, gaining a Distinction in 2008 being awarded the Sherry Institute Scholarship and Constellation Scholarship, which involved wine visits to Jerez and New Zealand respectively. In 2013, Tim was seconded to Christie’s Hong Kong for four years focusing...

Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

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Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie  Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

  Jamie Ritchie is the Chairman of Sotheby’s Wine, Worldwide. He joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and, during his 29  year career, he has been responsible for expanding Sotheby’s wine business from being an auction house with sales based only in London to a multi-channel international wine merchant with 2018 sales exceeding $100 million. Since 1994, he has been based in New York, having started Sotheby’s US wine auctions. He launched wine auctions in Hong Kong in 2009 and that location has since registered sales of more than $370 million. Mr. Ritchie launched Sotheby’s Wine retail business in New York in 2010 and Hong Kong in 2014. Mr. Ritchie was appointed Worldwide...